Headache is a common reason that people seek help from a physiotherapist or doctor. The reasons that you might be getting a headache are many and can be complex. Our physiotherapy team understands many of the causes of headache. We find that many headaches do not start in the head at all. They can be related to things such as posture, muscle imbalance and stress.
Our team of very experienced physiotherapists are able to assess your headache and provide a range of treatments. We take a holistic approach and can work closely with your doctor and other medical practitioners.
Physiotherapy treatment can help for many of these causes such as muscle imbalance, posture or neck stiffness. We use treatment that experts in the field agree are most likely to help in the care of your headache, neck and jaw pain and migraine.
If there are medical conditions underlying your problem, we can work with your doctor. When it is needed we call on the expertise of medical practitioners, neurologists, rheumatologists, endocrinologists, ear, nose and throat consultants, ophthalmologists, dentists, prosthodontists, psychologists and naturopaths.
We treat injuries & conditions affecting your muscles, joints & nerves.
- The International Association for the Study of Pain (Global Task force on musculoskeletal pain) found “strong evidence” in 2010 for Low Level Laser Therapy on myofascial pain syndrome
- The BMJ clinical evidence recommendations for tennis elbow 2011 now include LLLT
- American Physical Therapy Association guidelines in 2010 recommend LLLT for Achilles tendonitis
- Lancet systematic review in 2009 : “LLLT reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain”
- World Health Organisation (Bone and Joint Task Force in 2008) for neck pain Low Level Laser Therapy “more effective than no treatment, sham, or alternative interventions”
- BMJ sports medicine journal, systematic review of surgical and conservative interventions for frozen shoulder in 2010 found “strong evidence” for LLLT